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Conveyancing in Headington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Commuting to Headington? ;

The nearest airport to Headington is Kidlington, Oxford Airport. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles, Kidlington Airport is 7 miles and Booker Airport is 21 mile away and Headington's nearest station is Oxford.

The nearest hospital to Headington is Oxford The Manor.

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I need to find affordable conveyancing in Headington , we are on a tight budget.

A.

Confusion over this topic affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Any disbursements to be paid should also be included on the conveyancing quote Any additional fees ought to be reasonable and clear.

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Does the High Speed 2 route impact Camden houses?

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Yes. HS2 will affect some homes in the local authority of Camden. If a Kentish Town property is located within 200m of the planned route, this will be identified on a Local Authority search.

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We are buying on a new-build brownfield land. Can the soil still be contaminated?

There are regulations in place to limit soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including ammonia and groundwater contamination.

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Might the property legal fees hide any hidden costs?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any extra, hidden costs under any circumstances. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.

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Which factors can contaminate land in Headington, and are they properly investigated?

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Many of contaminants may impair property, like brine works or environmental radon sources. An environmental search will give more detail.

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Which of the Headington mortgage lender panels are your solicitors on?

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We have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders serving Headington buyers. Headington lenders and mortgage specialists include Rosemount Morgage Planning, 115 London Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HZ.

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Property solicitors in Headington carry out a variety of searches if instructed by a property purchaser, but which actual searches?

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If buying and obtaining a mortgage lender requires you to at least the following for Headington: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, special local Headington searches, which might include SIM.

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Would you advise making the effort to hold off paying stamp duty?

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Stamp duty must be paid on property over £125,000. We do not recommend any stamp duty reduction scheme, as such schemes are costly and very risky.